Dr. Keith Heinzerling, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests.

    Setbacks such as job loss, divorce and financial problems -- all common for retu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn't warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says.

    On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related dea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is harder for people with depression, according to a new review.

    Depression can make it more difficult to ride out the anxiety, cravings or lack of sleep that come with trying to quit cold turkey, scientists found. But extra ex...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.<

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research.

    The new study also hints -- but doesn't prove -- that nicotine-replacemen...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

    The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze combination could fuel a higher risk for dan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Light penalties are the norm for U.S. college students involved in alcohol-related offenses and incidents, a new study says.

    The researchers examined campus police/security responses to serious, underage, and less serious alcohol-related incide...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who created worms that can't get drunk say their research could lead to new ways to treat people with drinking problems.

    The research team inserted a modified human alcohol target into the worms. An alcohol target is a nervous system...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.

    Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.

    But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the federal researchers found t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

    "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world's leading lung organizations.

    The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International R...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests.

    "The combination appears to be safe, although further studie...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in some states seem to wield a freer hand issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotic medications, leading to wide variations in narcotic drug use among states, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.

    Physicians in Alabama -- the state wit...Full Article